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by Steve M
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Opinions Sought
Replies: 13
Views: 193

Re: Opinions Sought

That's far more effective Richard.
I would prime the board with PVA first then add your concoction. Mist it with water + a drop of washing up liquid then add the dilute PVA. You may still need to smooth it out with a brush or piece of plastic and.
by Steve M
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: And another hobby.
Replies: 156
Views: 17573

Re: And another hobby.

I, for one, cannot understand why anyone would ever subject themselves voluntarily to the modern 'cruise experience'.
by Steve M
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: nymr bridge 27
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: nymr bridge 27

A light dusting Goathland a few minutes ago.

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by Steve M
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: nymr bridge 27
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: nymr bridge 27

It has gone a bit quiet - like you, I suspect the weather has a big say on what happens this time of year. I did see plenty of snow forecast for this week in the area. Another bridge nearby, but not a railway one, has just been replaced after 20 years. Whitby now has full access to both west and eas...
by Steve M
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Opinions Sought
Replies: 13
Views: 193

Re: Opinions Sought

This is the oil spill stuff from a Hatton’s that BB mentioned in my station area (OO).

Image20191215_140242 by Steve Mumford, on Flickr
by Steve M
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Opinions Sought
Replies: 13
Views: 193

Re: Opinions Sought

I would go for a different surface finish. What you have done looks good but the texture of ballast gives the wrong effect. As I see it there are two choices, the first would be a concrete base - my preference is to use DAS clay rolled out thin like pastry then laid into the area to be covered. It c...
by Steve M
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Partially Curved Platform
Replies: 10
Views: 214

Re: Partially Curved Platform

Walkingthedog wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:52 pm
My disaster was with a King class loco. Front jammed on the platform.
Same with my King on Low Ghyll. Fortunately I hadn't screwed the platform down so I was able to slide it back. Passengers do now need a small cantilever bridge to clear the gap. :D
by Steve M
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Partially Curved Platform
Replies: 10
Views: 214

Re: Partially Curved Platform

Due to the space needed to accommodate the overhang of rolling stock, a platform on a ‘standard’ radius will always look ‘wrong’. This is mine on, I think, R3&4 curves but by putting the platform behind the track, from the viewing point, the stock hides the gap. https://live.staticflickr.com/4911/46...
by Steve M
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: N Gauge
Topic: track spacing
Replies: 6
Views: 116

Re: track spacing

Walkingthedog wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:05 am
I searched and immediately came up with this. Get one.


https://peco-uk.com/products/6-way-gauge
That will get the job done. I found that using three to hold the track in place works best, even round the curves.
by Steve M
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: LOW GHYLL
Replies: 488
Views: 51686

Re: LOW GHYLL

Too late, I’ve already licked it. :D